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The Young Lawyers Section is dedicated to building relationships between young lawyers themselves as well as with senior lawyers and judges in the Fairfax area. Membership in the Young Lawyers Section allows attorneys to become acclimated to the practice of law in Fairfax, meet their new colleagues, and learn about the activities of the bar association. The YLS sponsors informative seminars relevant to the issues facing attorneys new to Fairfax practice, provides resources to help them establish roots in the legal community, and promotes collegiality through a variety of social gatherings. The YLS offers numerous opportunities to participate in activities to meet other lawyers and provide services for the community. Activities include monthly networking happy hours; interaction with the judiciary with a judicial breakfast/dinner; Newly Admitted Attorney Orientation; Fall Wine Tour; Lawyerpalooza; and a Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive.


Young Lawyer Section membership is automatic for any active attorney member in good standing with the Fairfax Bar Association who is under thirty-six (36) years of age OR who has been licensed to practice less than five (5) years. If you are not already a member, join now.



Young Lawyers Section Officers & Board of Directors




Events & Programs

Happy Hour

October 15, 2014

MadFox Brewing Company


Autumn Wine Tour

Join fellow Fairfax Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section members and friends on Saturday, October 25, 2014 on a chartered bus trip to three Virginia wineries surrounded by beautiful fall foliage. The trip includes lunch, a souvenir glass & three wine tastings. The three wineries which to be visited are Quattro Goomba's, Greenhill Winery and Vineyards, and Barrel Oak Winery.

Itinerary: The coach charter is scheduled to leave the Vienna Metro Station (North/Vienna Side) at 10:00am. The bus will travel directly to Quattro Goomba's for a wine tasting. Patrons will learn about the Virginia wine-making process and sample a number of wines from the winery's variety of wine offerings including the very popular "wine slushie", Quattro Goomba's refreshing spin on red wine. The bus will then head to Greenhill Winery and Vineyards where another tasting complete with a sparkling offering will take place. The final stop is Barrel Oak Winery where patrons will get to sample several wines in the upscale tasting loft located at the winery. After the first tasting food will be provided in the form of boxed lunches from Wegman's grocery store. It is anticipated the bus will return back to Vienna Metro Station at around 4:00 p.m..

Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy a trip to local wine country for an entire day out in the cool fall air complete with lunch, three tastings and transportation.

Seats on this wine tour are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cost is $50 per person and includes all transportation costs, tasting fees, and lunch. Please note that all ticket sales for this event are final.

You may purchase tickets online or make payable and send a check to Fairfax Bar Association, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 216, Fairfax, VA 22030. Direct any payment inquiries to Trista Boyd at Other questions about the event can be directed to Jonathan Phillips at or 703-628-2113.


Breakfast with the Judges

October 30, 2014 Breakfast with the Fairfax Circuit Court Judges

Presented annually, Breakfast with the Judges provides young lawyers the opportunity to enjoy interaction with judges in an informal, yet professional setting. The event objective is to encourage interaction between young lawyers and the judges before whom they appear, and to support the professional development of young lawyers.

The program consists of simultaneous roundtable discussions, preceded by a brief social reception at 8:00 AM. Pastries, coffee, and juice will be provided.

Register early, space is limited!!























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